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Soul Run

by Tanika Charles

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1.
Intro 01:11
2.
Soul Run 03:28
Once lived my life on the prairies Not by choice
 He told me we gonna get married Ha!
 I was high, I was low Left behind kitchen doors Got a woman feeling bagged and weary Cooking that crab meat, drinking Labatts Blue in a trailer full up of black Flies on the window, feels like that Time to change my running I’m on the road, on the road again I could never look back, never I’m on the road, on the road again I could never look back, never I’m on the road, on the road again I could never look back, never I’m on the road, on the road again I could never look back, never He said “Baby you’re a cold one” But I had to leave that town Take it to the road hun
 Soul run, soul run I make a mess every place I go Why should here be different I’m so fly, I got soul, get in so much trouble
 Got a bunch of brothers fighting over me One on my bracelet, one on my mind
 Both getting anxious, alright, alright
 I got my kicks and I said goodbye to both
 Time to change my running I’m on the road, on the road again I could never look back, never I’m on the road, on the road again I could never look back, never I’m on the road, on the road again I could never look back, never I’m on the road, on the road again I could never look back, never He said “Baby you’re a cold one” But I was having too much fun to care Take it to the road hun
 Soul run, soul run Said I’m leaving now, I’m leaving now I’m leaving you i’m leaving Put my bags inside your jeep I stole your keys and now I’m speeding © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
3.
Two Steps 03:46
Quit calling on the telephone
 I done told you that I'm not at home
 A girl just needs to be alone
 Don't need no man to walk to me home See I tell you its the way to be
 And I'm living life carefree
 Don’t need no sir to hold me down
 So keep concentrating on your frown And I tell you straight
 I ain't looking so go on your way I’ve got plans and they don't include you Said it’s true I've heard it all before
 So take two steps backwards See I found a man who's nice and sweet When I come home there's food to eat He treats me like royalty
 Knows the meaning of loyalty See I've been there done that before And I know you're looking to score
 But I've got a man who's good to me I ain’t got time to say please And I'll telling you straight baby
 I ain't looking so go on your way I’ve got plans and they don't include you Said it’s true I've heard it all before
 So take two steps backwards Straight honey I ain't looking so go on your way I’ve got plans and they don't include you All before
 Two steps backwards Yeah it’s true I’ve got plans and they don't include you I've heard it all before
 So please take two steps backwards Yeah it’s true I’ve got plans and they don't include you no I've heard it all before
 So please take two steps backwards
 © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
4.
Hey darling Something’s been bugging me lately See I been calling Not sure if you hear me See I’ve been down here for two days thinking Whatever happened to us? I’m steady drinking to those Sweet memories are gone Sweet memories are gone Sweet memories are gone Sweet memories are gone Well hello doctor I just want you to fix me See all these tinctures No they ain’t doing a damn thing No matter what I try to do to change it It ain’t working Can’t get my fever to break ‘Cause I’m in love with this sweet Sweet memories are gone Sweet memories are gone Sweet memories are gone Sweet memories are gone I don’t understand Have done something wrong Just pick up that phone baby And give me a call Oh but I see you when I close my eyes I just want you in my bed at night Well honey bee You’re the sweet in my coffee I’m up tossing and turning Without my baby to hold me And even if I found another lover boy I don’t want him Not in a million years Because I’m still in love with my sweet Sweet memories are gone Sweet memories are gone Sweet memories are gone Sweet memories are gone © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
5.
I never knew what it meant to be all alone Until your punk ass left me standing here in the cold What have I done to you? Could it be that I left you bruised Please understand that ain’t my fault But you just don't know when to fuck off and I need more than a man More than a man You just ain’t part of the plan I never knew that my heart could let me feel this way And I’m confused as to who should take most the blame Was it something I said? Like when I screamed the wrong name in bed Please understand that ain’t my fault
 But when you do me, you lose me And I drift off baby 
 I need more than a man More than a man You just ain’t part of the plan 
 Baby, maybe we just weren't meant to be Or maybe you were sent to me For a purpose not known yet to you and I
 Baby, could we have maybe worked it out
 Tell me ain’t that what love’s all about
 Guess we’ll never know cause we refused to try I need more than a man More than a man You just ain’t part of the plan I need more than a man More than a man You just ain’t part of the plan I need more than a man More than a man You just ain’t part of the plan
 © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
6.
Money 02:53
Money, money, money Money all the time Money eat the cake and Money drink the wine Money, money, money Money for my thrills
 Our names on the lease together My name in your will Oh I’m gonna be just fine Money, money, money Gets me in the mood
 Money in my jeans and Stuffed all in my shoes Money, money, money Money everywhere
 Money up in my sleeves and Stuffed in my brassiere Dollars and cents and all of my friends You know life’s simple pleasures Wont pay my rent I want to get over, I want money
 You don’t got enough and that wont do “ Because I love the feel of
 C-notes in my hand, I want Money, money, money Money for my thrills
 Our names on the reservation Your name on the bill I only want to get your money Honey won't you pay my bills
 I know that you can feel my loving But I’ve got to get my thrills Money can’t buy happiness But it can buy nice things The Balenciagas, the Ferragamos I shop my pain away
 They say money can’t buy happiness But it can buy champagne Take my pain away on a rainy day
 I said what’s my favourite thing? I’m talking about money I can’t live without money I got to get that money You better give me that money Money, money, money Money for my thrills
 Our names on the lease together My name in your will I only want to get your money Honey won't you pay my bills
 You know that you can feel my loving But I’ve got to get my thrills © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
7.
Love Fool 03:17
You might think by now my heart would be hardened After all that dull my edge should be sharpened
 It’s so dull without you baby
 Can I show ya, let me show ya Now do you remember them things I told ya Because I can’t forget the way that I’d hold you
 Baby, you got that true contact, if you walk back baby Baby no matter what I do
 There ain’t no getting over you Don’t know why I’m in love with you Maybe I’m just a love fool Could it be you fell and bumped your head child You get drunk one night, turn right, not left how?
 Could you lose your foot and find her bed now
 Boy tell me, can you tell me? Cuz I’m sinking beneath this wave Can’t stop only you can save me Please jump back in boy and take me Oh, I’m shaking This is crazy Baby no matter what I do
 There ain’t no getting over you Don’t know why I’m in love with you Maybe I’m just a love fool When you left you hurt me and my heart it worried
 If love doesn’t hurry, I can’t wait, can’t take this slow Don’t you know by now boy, if you say stay
 I won’t go, you say yes, won’t say no
 Just let me know
 Can you feel my boy cause I’m reaching out I just need your touch right now
 And so much more yeah Love fool, love fool, silly little love fool Love fool, love fool, silly little love fool Love fool, love fool, silly little love fool Love fool, love fool, silly little love fool Baby no matter what I do
 There ain’t no getting over you Don’t know why I’m in love with you Maybe I’m just a love fool
 © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
8.
Heavy 03:28
So you saying you’re loving me
 For the thousandth time Oh, you’re loving me And then it hit me That baby, I just can't do this everyday Cause your love is so heavy
 And your world are all my shoulders can take Cause your love is so heavy
 And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down Maybe it’s me But baby ain’t that what you love
 Cause you say it and you say it, till I’m crazy You say it and you say it again, until I go 
 Your love keeps pulling me down, we’ve got to figure it out
 Your love keeps pulling me down, we’ve got to find a way out 
 Love is so heavy Said your world are all my shoulders can take And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down 
 Make-up smeared, lines are blurred
 If this ain’t love, can’t find the words Can’t find myself, cant find my heart Can’t save me, baby can’t call for help I ain’t got nothing for you
 And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down Your love keeps pulling me down
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9.
In my time I’ve been prone to emotion
 Tears in my eyes I’ve cried rivers and oceans You say one word, love is like an explosion
 See all of me, go everywhere
 If some day finds us not together, whatever
 Just pull on my chain I’ll come get ya, where ever If ever at all should get too dark
 Don’t you ever give up I’ll be there for ya
 If ever at all should get too dark 
 It’s a fire not a flame girl This love is like a diamond on an endless chain alright
 You won’t find this everyday girl My love is like a diamond on an endless chain Now we were two but wouldn't you know that Two started becoming one Young and scared I tried to run But oh how I felt that tug
 He pulled me back into his arms from halfway across the world
 He said diamond your my star and you’ll always be my girl If some day finds us not together, whatever
 Just pull on my chain I’ll come get ya, where ever If ever at all should get too dark
 Don’t you ever give up I’ll be there for ya
 If ever at all should get too dark Shine, shine, shine It’s a fire not a flame girl This love is like a diamond on an endless chain alright
 You won’t find this everyday girl My love is like a diamond on an endless chain It’s a fire not a flame girl This love is like a diamond on an endless chain alright
 You won’t find this everyday girl My love is like a diamond on an endless chain
 © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
10.
Waiting 03:28
I’ll wait for you I’ll wait for you I’ll wait for you I’ll wait for you
 ’Til the morning sun don’t rise
 And a lie decides it should be true
 Yes I’ll wait for you
 ’Til every ocean runs dry And the Devil decides he won’t deceive you I’ll have you know
 You ain’t irreplaceable
 Glitter and gold comes and goes What we’ve got is worth a lot Yes I feel it in my heart I will wait for you
 ’Til the clouds fall from the sky
 And it’s snowing in Hawaii in mid-June
 I will wait for you
 ’Til the clocks run out of time When one and one don’t equal two But you should know
 If this ain’t reciprocal, baby
 Then let me go so I can find One of many waiting in line Don’t play with my mind Waiting, waiting, waiting Waiting, waiting, waiting Waiting, waiting, waiting for you Waiting, waiting, waiting Waiting, waiting, waiting Waiting, waiting, waiting for you

11.
It’s always the darkest before the dawn baby Though the sun might burn my eyes It’s taking too long to recover baby But right now, I’m doing fine But rain came with this heartache baby Take all I leave behind Said I want you too know I’m so far gone away You can't reach me Nothing can keep me I won’t be back I said I want you too know I’ll make it all the way I need you like the stars need darkness to shine bright You had walking around in circles Your shadow left me blind and crazy I dug so deep inside of me And you left me crying But rain came with this heartache baby Take all I leave behind Said I want you too know I’m so far gone away You can't reach me Nothing can keep me I won’t be back I said I want you too know I’ll make it all the way I need you like the stars need darkness to shine bright Shine your light on me Shine your light on me © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)

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Record Kicks proudly pres. Juno Awards nominee Tanika Charles. Her debut album "Soul Run", produced among others by Slakah The Beatchild - best known for his works with Drake - will be released on Record Kicks next April the 7th.

Already filed under "one of the heavy hitter of 2017" and anticipated by its first single, the title tracks "Soul Run" which is hitting the airwaves all around the globe, Soul Run is the debut album by Edmonton-raised Tanika Charles.

The album strikes a seamless balance between the warm authentic vintage Motown soul sound, yet contains a contemporary twist to it. A tricky thing to accomplish, however, Tanika has undeniably managed to achieve this, judging by the glowing reviews and support she's currently receiving from all around the globe, including a nomination at the 2017 Juno Awards (the Canadian Grammys) for best R&b/Soul album of year.

"The most buzzed-about Soul singer in Toronto" according to CBC network, in a few short years has transformed from an emerging solo artist to a commanding performer and bandleader, a staple in the Canadian soul scene, both on stage and off. Her touring career has seen her supporting the likes of Estelle, Haitus Kayote, Lauryn Hill and Macy Gray. Highly impressive, considering she is only just releasing her debut album to the world, after her low-key EP release, 'What! What? What!?', back in 2010.

Growing up on a musical diet of Patti Labelle, Jill Scott, Bob James, Stevie Wonder, D'Angelo, Bjork and The Black Crows, Charles' eclectic music taste subconsciously shines through in 'Soul Run', an album's name that came from a tragic part of Tanika's life. Miss Charles presents an immutable charm, at times endearingly abrasive and honest in her vulnerabilities. If Tanika's singing it, she's lived it! Soul Run "is a post breakup album. It's not about a breakup as such, but about finding yourself after hitting the reset button", Charles makes clear. Tanika Charles put a modern, edgy twist on the classic Motown sound, resulting in an album that captures the ears and feet of anyone in a 5 mile radius. Fans of Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Lauryn Hill and Macy Gray... watch out !!!

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released April 7, 2017

"You're going to love this" Jamie Cullum - BBC Radio 2

"If you need a song for motivation to leave a situation or space that is holding you back, listen to “Soul Run” and spread your wings!" - AfroPunk US

"One of the big hitters of 2017" - Craig Charles - BBC6 Music

"Impressive vocal qualities, winningly honest lyrics, and a contemporary twist on classic soul sounds all point to great things in 2017" - Albumism

"You don’t have to know Charles to be instantly drawn in by her charisma; it’s like sitting at the bar with a girl who has endlessly hilarious tales to tell" - Now Magazine

"Soul Run is a solid Soul standout 8/10" - Exclaim Magazine

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Tanika Charles has revealed herself to be one of the best kept secrets in soul music. Her debut album Soul Run went on to receive nominations for the Polaris Music Prize and the Juno Award for best R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. Tanika’s sophomore album The Gumption will be released May 10th, 2019 through the Italian label Record Kicks. ... more

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